When you are being physically and psychologically tortured, it is difficult to remove yourself from the pressingness of the moment at hand. Here’s how I dealt with bullying: I cried, I hated myself, I hated my life. I didn’t deal with it. I survived it, but I never dealt with it. So here are two tips from someone with lots of experience: one, it’s not about you. It has nothing to do with you. It’s about the assholes doing it to you. And two, your job is not to deal with it. Your job is to survive it, which you can do because it will end. And then, yes, it will get better.
Hank Green, “I am Not a P#$$Y” (via clarity-at-the-edge)